Welcome to One Tree Hill, the home of the
One Tree Hill Progress Association
** The One Tree Hill Institute is Closed **
The decisions made on 25th March 2020 by the National Cabinet last night means that of 11:59pm 25th March 2020, the One Tree Hill Institute is is closed until further notice, with the exception of “the purpose of hosting essential voluntary or public services”. This will apply until the restrictions are lifted; that will be weeks and could be many months - we don’t know how long. Watch this space for any updates.
** The 4th April 2020 Market is Cancelled **
Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the corona virus, the One Tree Hill Progress Association had decided to cancel the next Country Market, which was scheduled for Saturday 4th April 2020. Watch this space for announcements about future Markets.
** The ANZAC Day Dawn Service is Cancelled **
Due to increased public gathering restrictions and announcements by the South Australian branch of the RSL, the One Tree Hill Progress Association has cancelled the One Tree Hill 2020 ANZAC Day Dawn Service. Please find a way to commemorate this occasion safely. Lest we forget.
Overview of One Tree Hill and its Progress Association
One Tree Hill is nestled in the hills above Elizabeth/Craigmore and is roughly mid-way between Tea Tree Gully and Gawler, which is 12kms to the north. Adelaide is approximately 32kms to the south. The population of One Tree Hill is approximately 1200 people and the town still has a lovely village feel to it with its own country pub and small group of local shops. The name One Tree Hill derives from a single large gum tree that was situated 3kms from the centre of town near the original One Tree Hill Inn. The tree was burnt down in 1890 and 5 trees were planted around the old tree to commemorate the location. These 5 trees can been seen today on the corner of Walter Road and Black Top Road.
The One Tree Hill Progress Association is a group of community volunteers that was formed to:
- foster community spirit and promote the welfare of the One Tree Hill and surrounding area community
- promote and assist the expansion, improvement and maintenance of educational, sporting and other facilities for the benefit of the community
- stimulate and maintain an active interest in all district matters
The Progress Association operates in accordance with a Constitution.
Membership is open to residents and ratepayers of the One Tree Hill township and adjacent areas. The nominal membership fee is $2. We are always looking for new members to help grow our community!
- Production of a monthly magazine called the Grapevine
- Management of the One Tree Hill Institute under licence from Playford Council
- Coordination of the monthly Country Market at the Institute
- Provision of support to major events
- Organisation of the annual ANZAC Day commemorations
- Support to local community groups
Meetings are held regularly at 7:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except January). Visitors and prospective new members will be made to feel very welcome.
The Street Library has arrived!
The One Tree Hill Street Library was made operational 26th February 2020 in front of the One Tree Hill Institute. Everyone is welcome to take a book / leave a book / exchange a book 24/7. Playford Council has given the Progress Association a 12 month permit to trial the concept.
Major Activity Snapshots
The One Tree Hill Country Market is held the first Saturday of every month (except January) at the Institute Hall. Stallholders can book space inside and outside and they sell a large range of gifts, food and homewares.
The One Tree Hill Institute Hall can be hired for a wide variety of private functions, such as weddings and birthday parties. Our friendly hall manager can provide helpful advice about making your event a success.
The Grapevine magazine is published monthly and distributed to One Tree Hill postboxes and homes in the local area. Copies are also available at some of the town shops, including the Diner and Fodder Store.